November 23rd, 2011
Emma Heller bows her head to give thanks during the first grade feast at Bremen Elementary-Middle School Tuesday.
Downtown Plymouth's annual Christmas tree lighting celebration is Friday, November 25 at 5:30 p.m.
Christmas music provided by All Pro DJâ€™s and members of the PHS choir. Santa will arrive at 5:45 in front of the City Center building at 114 N. Michigan St. Free carriage rides from 6-8 p.m. next to MC Museum on Garro Street. Marshall County Museum will have the trains running starting at 6 p.m. Join Santa at the fire station after the tree lighting for hot chocolate and cookies.
This week, watch Fred Kaylor attempt a difficult shot in order to win a car at a recent girls basketball game.
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PLYMOUTH â€” We are only about a week away from what is arguably the biggest shopping day of the year â€” Black Friday, followed closely by online shopping day Cyber Monday.
Triton Head Girls Basketball Coach Adam Heckaman talks to his players during a time out in a game at Plymouth last Thursday.
TERRE HAUTE â€”Â Culver Girls Academy alumni Alex Banfich and Waverly Neer both earned All-America honors at the NCAA Womenâ€™s Cross Country Championships at the LaVern Gibson Championship Course in Terre Haute Monday.
Banfich, a Plymouth native and senior at Princeton University, finished fifth with a time of 19:45 flat in her final go-round at the 6k nationals after placing 20th at last yearâ€™s meet. Neer, a native of Russiaville and freshman at Columbia University, just made the All-America cut with a 20:30.4 for 40th place after being diagnosed with a stress fracture in September.
Wabash wins first round of NCAA tourney
North Judson graduate C.J. Gum and the Wabash defense were the difference Saturday in Wabashâ€™s first-round NCAA playoff win over Illinois College, 38-20.
The starting defense held the visiting Blueboysâ€™ offense, which entered the game averaging 41 a contest, to just six points. IC added two late touchdowns against Wabash substitutions.
To see a video of Chelsea singing one of her favorite songs, visit www.thepilotnews.com and find the video feeds section at the bottom of the homepage.
PLYMOUTH â€” It was the final round of Michiana Idol, a singing contest held by Sturgis, Mich. radio station WBET 99.3. Chelsea Fink, once one of 50 original contestants, had traveled to Sturgis from Nappanee every weekend since Oct. 1, slowly advancing in the competition. She had made it to the very end, the Nov. 5 final performanceâ€”and she wasnâ€™t feeling very confident.
PLYMOUTH â€” Shop with a Cop organizers have a goalâ€”to take more than 300 children Christmas shopping Dec. 10. Collection buckets and paper ornaments for donations are set up in stores all around Marshall County, according to Hurshel Hunter of Plymouth FOP Lodge 195.
â€śWe couldnâ€™t do it without the volunteers,â€ť said Hunter.
He added that many schools in the county are also doing their own fundraisers for the program, which is now in its 16th year.
To take 300 children on the shopping trip, Shop with a Cop will need to collect between $40-44,000 in donations.
June 10, 1918-Nov. 13, 2011
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Theola I. Atkins, 93, of Plymouth, passed away at 10:24 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011, at the Sanctuary at Holy Cross, in Mishawaka.Â
Theola was born June 10, 1918, in Detroit, Mich., to Orlando and Marion (MacDonald) Bryce. Aug. 17, 1940, Theola married Robert â€śBobâ€ť Atkins in Detroit, Mich. Bob passed away Sept. 13, 2001, after 61 years of marriage. Theola had been a member of the Plymouth Kingdom Hall of Jehovahâ€™s Witnesses since 1952. She was a homemaker, mother of three children, and worked at J.C. Penney, Company, in Plymouth.